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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Actually it's nothing like that. Analogies are unnecessary as the facts speak for themselves.
    If we stuck to the facts in the first place there would not be such confusion. The OP was righteous, what this thread morphed into is an aberration.

    Just read the man's statement and for those who do not wish to listen to the 17 seconds....

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I guess must have missed that post, as did Barrack Obama.
    You and Barrack Obama have something in common. I never thought you would admit it........

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    I don't even think Obamabots follow politics. I think they are all like the Obamaphone lady, IGNORANT.
    youtube "Obamaphone" for a awesome laugh at utter stupidity and ignorance of Obamabots. I would post the link but the goons might ban me again.
    Most humans don't follow politics closely.
    And a large number of those who think they do really don't--they just lap up a bunch of talking points.

    The decisions to be ignorant about these things is part of the human condition. It's only limited by party in that it's limited to parties made up of humans.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post

    If we stuck to the facts in the first place there would not be such confusion. The OP was righteous, what this thread morphed into is an aberration.

    Just read the man's statement and for those who do not wish to listen to the 17 seconds....
    I really don't understand the point of this thread. Are rightists complaining because he says that people cannot expect to have success spoon-fed to them, or handed to them on a plate? I thought that that was their schtick. I thought the Right was whole-heartedly against the entitlement culture. If they are now saying that he was wrong in what he said, what would they have had him say?
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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post

    Actually it's nothing like that. Analogies are unnecessary as the facts speak for themselves.
    Analogies certainly appear to be needed. I'm thinking of using shadow puppets next.

    Your grasp of cause and effect is just awful.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    What he is trying to say is: Romney was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he can't be used as a barometer for success and he may not have the qualities to lead the country.
    Huh? In which post to this thread did Connery say any such thing?

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    You may not know this, but poor people tend to live in the same neighborhood.
    But the advertising programs did not just target poor neighborhoods, they targeted everyone.

    Poor neighborhoods are also not restricted area. People are still able to move around.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Huh? In which post to this thread did Connery say any such thing?
    Not him but Obama.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I really don't understand the point of this thread. Are rightists complaining because he says that people cannot expect to have success spoon-fed to them, or handed to them on a plate? I thought that that was their schtick. I thought the Right was whole-heartedly against the entitlement culture. If they are now saying that he was wrong in what he said, what would they have had him say?
    My ill-informed guess based on the slew of recent baseless threads is that it's just about bashing Obama w/o regard to the reasonableness of the items used to do so. I suspect there'es been an uptick in productivity at the outrage manufacturing plant--most likely to fill election year orders.

    As a race, humans are not prone to be suspicious of what conforms to our expectations and biases. So, it's natural that some of us would just take some of these things as-is even when the items are kinda prima facie silly.


    Just my ill-informed guess based on my prejudices about humans, fwiw.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Not him but Obama.
    O, gotcha.

    Ya, that is (kinda like) the subtext.

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